Showing posts from September 10, 2007

Link-Mad Monday: Good News & Deadlines

Dear readers, the end of this week is the deadline for the Brooklyn Business Library's business plan competition , and I still have some elements to pull together. So blogging will be light, if it happens at all. But just in time, Shelf Awareness linked to three articles about independent bookstores making good. Explore Booksellers and Town Center Booksellers are among the only local shops lauded for good customer service in an article about the trade-offs of shopping local in the Aspen Times. (Note to self: customer service is a key component of a successful indie.) The Raven Bookstore in Lawrence, Kansas is getting new owners after twenty years, according to this article in LJWorld . Click on the video link to hear Kelly Barth, a long-time employee who is one of the three new owners, talking about plans for the future, including focusing on the store's strengths and providing space for local writers. (Note to self: the neighborhood is the strength of a successful indie.)